montgomery county fire rescue

March 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police, Firefighters Honored at 45th Annual Public Safety Awards

A number of public safety officers were honored at this year’s 45 Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center in North Bethesda. The event was emceed by NBC4’s Leon Harris and Doug Kammerer. The event is organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to […]

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February 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

The Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Has a New K-9 Addition

Piper is a 15-month-old black Labrador Retriever, and she is the newest addition to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Officials say Piper will be trained to detect human remains. Watch the story to learn more about Piper, and how she will help local firefighters.  

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Damages Rockville Day Care, Swim Center

Georgetown Hill Early School and Woodley Gardens Swim Club in Rockville caught fire Sunday, causing the daycare center to close Monday. After the fire, Peter Cromwell, CEO of Georgetown Hill, posted a comment to Georgetown Hill’s Facebook page. He said the damage to the buildings were “significant.” “At this time, we do not know the […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Officials Identify Changes One Year After Silver Spring Tragedy (VIDEO)

The tragic loss of seven lives in Silver Spring  continues to teach Montgomery County officials lessons about what to do when a catastrophe strikes. An auditor’s report in February made 14 recommendations based on what was learned from the deadly natural gas explosion last August 10 at the Flower Branch Apartments. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports […]

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August 17, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Families Seeking Help in Aftermath of Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

The bent metal doors and burned out homes are a stark reminder of how fortunate many families were to make it out of the Flower Branch Apartments. The struggle now for many residents is replacing all they lost in the Silver Spring explosion on August 10. County and state officials met with displaced families but […]

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July 18, 2016 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Public Safety Awards 53 of the County’s Finest

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters and Paramedics at their 21st Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. The event was held on Friday, July 8 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This year we honored 53 of the County’s finest public safety officials from the Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery […]

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January 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Rockville as Homicide (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Authorities in Montgomery County say a man was found dead at a tent fire in Rockville overnight. It happened just around midnight in the 5400 block of Randolph Road near Parklawn Drive at what a county fire official described as a small homeless encampment. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said […]

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August 17, 2015 | Laura Rowles

GGCC Public Safety Awards 46 of the County’s Finest

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters and Paramedics at their 20th Annual Public Safety Awards breakfast. The event was held on Friday, August 14 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This year we honored 46 of the County’s finest public safety officials from the Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery County […]

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June 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Outside Target Store in Germantown

UPDATED, June 2, 11 a.m. – Montgomery County Police have released the name of the victim of the homicide in Germantown. Mariam Folashade Adebayo, 24, was killed Monday night. Police have arrested her alleged boyfriend Donald Wayne Bricker, Jr., 27 of Hagerstown. Bricker is still in the hospital being treated for injuries sustained when his car […]

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